Commissioners approve three sewer projects

Darke County Commissioners

GREENVILLE – The Darke County Board of Commissioners met Thursday afternoon. Commissioners Matt Aultman, Marshall Combs, and Larry Holmes were all present. 

Commissioners approved three sewer projects based on a Professional Engineering Consultant Notice. The first two projects were for planning and designing and were located in Castine and Gordon-Ithaca. The other project has already been through the planning process, but still needs to go through designing for the Fort Jefferson Sewer location. 

Commissioner Combs noted that these Planning and Design Services are due no later than 1:00 p.m. on June 6th, 2024. 

A Letter of Recommendation with Brumbaugh Construction from App Architecture and a Notice to Proceed are approved. 

After reviewing the bids, App Architecture concluded that Brumbaugh Construction was the lowest bidder for the Darke County—Garst Entry Ramp Project. This project will be funded through the grant received from Darke County DD. It is one of the many other projects in the community that will allow better access. 

“They’re doing projects out at the fairgrounds,” explained Aultman. “There’s going to be a mobile trailer with restrooms and adult changing tables.” 

Commissioners also received and accepted a Retirement Notification from the Administrative Clerk and Secretary effective January 31, 2025. After 30 years of service, Robin Blinn has decided to retire from her position in the office of the Board of County Commissioners. 

Under the last item of business was a ‘Notice of Public Hearing No. 2’. This public hearing will be for the PY2024 CDBG Allocation and Set-Aside Programs. 

The hearing is set to take place on Thursday, May 30th, 2024, at 10:00 a.m. at the County Administration Building. It is being opened to all community members to review and comment on this upcoming proposed application. 

Holmes shared that Job and Family Services SNAP offers Replacement Benefits for Food Spoilage. 

“Those who experienced a power outage for four or more hours and lost food and are a SNAP participant,” said Holmes. “Those applications are due soon, and they can replace spoiled food.” 

The Shared Harvest Food Bank of Darke County has shared several food pantries throughout the community for anyone who needs them. You can visit their website for more information at or by contacting the Darke County EMA office.